[TYPO3] Frontend plugin: Is this the best way

Oliver Klee typo3-german-01 at oliverklee.de
Sat Apr 8 14:15:19 CEST 2006


Drew Leske schrieb:
> 1. What is the difference between a "frontend plugin" extension and a simple
> "frontend" extension?  My extension takes configuration on the backend, but
> I don't know if it qualifies as a "web app" in this context: it provides
> dynamic content, but without any input from the site user.

Usually, if it mainly consists of a FE plugin which can be inserted as a
content element, file it as a "frontend plugin".

> I need to grab the contents of that field from the tt_content table, by
> searching for the record based on the content's uid.  This is where it gets
> crazy.  Looking back at the plugin base class, I should be using function
> pi_getRecord($table,$uid,$checkPage=0)--instead, I execute the query myself.
>  But the question is, where do I get the $uid?

In a FE plugin that inherits from pibase, you can use this:

$contentUid = $this->cObj->data['uid'];



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